Ingredient Spotlight

Angelica Sinensis / Dang Gui

Why We Love It

Angelica is a powerful anti-inflammatory that’s proven to reduce uterine spasms (aka cramps), regenerate blood cells, and stimulate circulation.

Helps with:

  • Cramps

  • Constipation

  • Irregular Menstruation

  • General Aches

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How it Heals

In Chinese medicine, Angelica regulates menstruation by generating new blood, invigorating blood flow, and dispersing cold blood. It also addresses constipation by assisting the intestines with increased fluid. 

In Western medicine, Angelica provides Folic Acid, Iron, Biotin, Calcium, and Vitamins B12, A, and E. It has antibacterial properties and has been shown to balance hormones and stimulate the immune system. 

Fun fact: Angelica is known as the ‘female ginseng’ because of its ubiquitous use in treating women’s health conditions.

How We Use It

“Angelica is not only commonplace in a Chinese medicine cabinet, but also a kitchen. It’s often cooked with Astragalus (Huang Qi) into a chicken soup in order to aid recovery from labor or a particularly painful period.”

- Lulu Ge, Founder & CEO

What the research says

Dang Gui generates new white blood cells, red blood cells, hemoglobin, and platelets via 5 separate metabolic pathways: arachidonic acid metabolism; valine, leucine, and isoleucine biosynthesis; glycine, serine, and threonine metabolism; arginine and proline metabolism; and TCA cycle.
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Dang Gui enhances immune system function and reduces oxidative stress though antioxidants superoxide dismutase (SOD), catalase (CAT), glutathione peroxidase (GPx) and reduced glutathione (GSH) and lipid peroxidation levels.
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The major constituents of Dang Gui (ferulic acid, Z-ligustilide, n-butylidenephthalide) were shown to exhibit anti-inflammatory, immunostimulatory, anti-cancer, neuroprotective, and anti-hepatotoxic effects.
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In a clinical study with ovariectomized rats, Dang Gui extract exhibited estrogenic activities by stimulating uterine histoarchitecture, a significant cornification in the vaginal epithelium, and a reduction of the serum LH (Luteinizing hormone) concentration.
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